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OT Equips Brand-New ZTE nubia Z9 Family to Enable Secure NFC Applications

COLOMBES, France - Wednesday, July 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space today announces that the new nubia Z9 and Z9 Max are equipped with PEARL by OT®, its state-of-the-art NFC embedded Secure Element (eSE) to enable more NFC applications. OT’s advanced eSE opens the door for nubia to deploy convenient payment and transport services in its new flagship smartphones.

The nubia Z9 family will benefit from PEARL by OT® eSE in various use cases, which represent a significant milestone for secure mobile payment and NFC applications in China and for every future holder of the new nubia series smartphones.

PEARL by OT® is the most advanced multi-application eSE. It is also the first of its kind to be certified by China UnionPay, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. PEARL by OT® allows easy deployment of secure contactless payment, strong authentication, transit, access and loyalty applications. The PEARL eSE comes with NFC transportation and payment services powered by OT’s China secure hub already connected to major payment and transport service providers in China and around the world.

OT is the recognized leader in trusted payment proposed by OEMs with more than 160 million multi-application eSE deployed and used in the field.

“We are very pleased that nubia selected OT once again to deploy convenient payment and transport services on its new nubia Z9 and Z9 Max after we equipped nubia Z7,” said Cédric Collomb, Managing Director of the Telecom Business Unit at OT. “Thanks to our important local presence, OT is expanding services coverage in China jointly with our OEM customers. Our contribution to set up creative business models combined with our excellent and deep knowledge of the Payment and Transport ecosystem and longstanding relationship with domestic services providers is making this possible.”

“The nubia family is enriched with new innovative and convenient services that could be easily and massively deployed thanks to PEARL by OT®,” said Ni Fei, CEO of nubia brand.


OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including close to 700 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 1 manufacturing hub by region, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information:


nubia is the premium brand of ZTE smartphone. It was launched in October 2012. nubia brand is independently managed and differentiated by a separate team from the ZTE brand. It mainly focuses on high-end open markets, with development around the world. nubia is favored by consumers through differentiation on concept, design, price, advertisement and service.

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